The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of From Slaves to Soldiers :The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution by Robert A. Geake. The book discussion will be held at the library..
In From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution, historian Robert A. Geake tells the important story of the “black regiment” from the causes that led to its formation, its acts of heroism and misfortune, as well as the legacy left by those men who enlisted to earn their freedom.
This session is part of a series of book club discussions about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Books will be available one month prior to the discussion at Portsmouth Free Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Please sign up on the library's website or by calling the library at 683-9457.